Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oldmacuser77, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. oldmacuser77 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2014
    Hi, I have a mini mac 10.11.6 and trying to download Audacity and it says "can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer." Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the mac app store and identified developers. When I go to my System Preferences, click on the security, allow apps downloaded from it is faded and won't let me change it. How or what do I have to do to use Audacity? thanks
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Does this help?
  3. oldmacuser77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2014
    Figured it out. Went to System Pref. Security
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    I take it that you ticked the "Open from anywhere" option? Not necessarily a good thing. Better to use the method in willmtaylor's link. Then you are making a conscious effort to open an unproven download.

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